Sunday, March 10, 2013

Beautiful Sunday # 46 - Strength

The second week of March is coming and soon teaching will be over again. I'm looking forward for my two-month break. Come with the happiness is the sadness brought about by lesser earnings, scheduled vacations that would translate to more expenditures LOL Hopefully, some freelance works will arrive over the next two months. This would give me my much needed financial relief.

Speaking of vacations, my upcoming trip is getting nearer and up to this date, I still have some concerns to iron out. I'm getting more worried and stressed out. As much as I wanted to have a really happy vacation, I have to set aside my excitement and shift to maturity mode. Quoting my students, all I wanted to say is tssssss!

Before I forget that this should be a Beautiful Sunday post, I'm sharing some of the beautiful things I can remember. Yes, remember because I'm getting forgetful over the past stressful weeks.

It's starting to become a collection or addiction? 

Longchamp! I purchased my first piece in Macau's Duty Free. For some reason, Longchamp bags in my country are just so expensive!! Hence, a trip abroad always meant getting one. :) However, I found a trusted reseller so I ended up with a brighter and bolder orange

On my next trip, please don't blame if I get another piece haha Anyway, I got my second bag on a super discounted deal. Happiness!

Meanwhile at the workplace,
I discovered a blue iced tea! Despite being "blue" it doesn't taste very sweet and artificial. I will surely have more glasses over the next weeks.

The highlight of my week is when I visited a friend 
in her resting place.
For those who still remember, I lost a great friend last year. Time flies so fast, I haven't realized that it's already her first death anniversary. 

Someone showed me the real meaning of strength
My only surviving grandparent is my paternal grandpa. He was hospitalized a few days ago and I was the happiest when I heard that he was already discharged before the weekend. Would you believe, he's already 86 years old? I can't wait to spend more years with this strong man. Oh dear Lolo (grandpa), please live more years. I want to share with you more milestones and happy memories. 

I almost forgot to include this in my special Sunday post
Despite the convenience of email, Facebook and Twitter messages, I still love receiving handwritten letters.
Thank you namemate!  You made my week. You just don't know how I appreciate your wisdom, encouragement and inspiring words. This will surely be for keeps and so is our friendship. 

How about you? What are some beautiful things that made your week? 


  1. How bold and beautiful is your new purse; it is fun to collect something useful that gives us pleasure, and how sweet to have a penpal. I like writing letters on paper too. That is sad about your dear friend, and good about your grandpa.
    I exercise at a health club which I enjoy.

  2. sama tau ng orange n LC. Happy Sunday D!

  3. I love Longchamp bags too and I love your orange one. I have a brown one and are great for traveling. They sell them here too, I guess they're expensive too. I also got mine duty free. Hope your grandpa keeps well. Thanks for hosting.

  4. I'm so glad you got your card, my friend...and liked it! LOVE those handbags! Very stylish! Hope your Grandfather continues to improve. Sweet hugs!

  5. I wonder where you're heading to, for your vacation. Take us along :)

    That's great news about your Lolo! I also wish for you both many more healthy and memorable years together.

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  7. I do hope you find some freelance work during your extended break, but I know you'll enjoy the time off. It's good to hear your grandpa is out of the hospital, I hope it was nothing too serious. I remember when your good friend passed away, it is hard to believe it's been so long. What a nice note from Diane, she really is such a sweetheart. Hope you have a great week ahead:-)


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